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How New Tarot Readers Prepare For Their First Professional Reading



Reading Tarot cards for yourself, family, and friends is different from reading Tarot professionally. There are the obvious differences. For one, customers are paying for an experience. Back in 2015, fifteen minutes with a Tarot reader was $25. Inflation has brought that average up to $45. It’s a luxury expense that less and less people can afford. As much as I want a thriving business, I want to arm clients with so much valuable information that they won’t need to book a session for several months at a time.


The other difference is that their energy might be completely new to you. The reader needs a greater level of discernment to tap into a stranger’s energy. If it’s their first time seeing a Tarot reader, they may be closed off and guarded.


Here’s a guide to help you prepare for all of these factors.


Eliminate Your Own Negativity

Before diving into a Tarot reading for someone else, it’s crucial to address any lingering negativity or doubts within yourself. Remember, your energy directly influences the outcome of the reading. Take some time for self-reflection and meditation to clear your mind of any personal issues or concerns.


Practice positive affirmations to boost your confidence and reaffirm your connection to the tarot cards. Visualize yourself conducting a successful reading, tapping into your intuition, and providing valuable insights to your client. By releasing any internal negativity, you create a space of clarity and receptivity, allowing the energy to flow freely during the session.


Clear Your Mind From Bias

As a Tarot reader, it’s essential to approach each reading with an open mind and a neutral perspective. Leave your personal beliefs, judgments, and biases at the door, allowing the cards to speak for themselves without interference. Remind yourself that your role is to facilitate the interpretation of the cards, not to impose your opinions or agenda onto the reading.


Practice mindfulness techniques to quiet the chatter of your mind and attune yourself to the present moment. Cultivate a sense of detachment from the outcome of the reading, allowing yourself to be a channel for divine guidance and insight. Trust in the wisdom of the tarot to reveal the messages that are most relevant and beneficial to your client’s journey.


Clear the Space Between Clients

Before welcoming your first client of the day, take the time to clear and cleanse your reading space of any residual energy from previous sessions. Light candles, spray the deck with Florida water, reset the deck, or use other purification rituals to create a sacred and harmonious environment. Set the intention to release any lingering energies and invite fresh, positive vibrations into the space.


Arrange your Tarot cards in a manner that feels intuitive and inviting, ensuring that each deck is thoroughly shuffled and ready for use. Consider incorporating crystals, incense, or other tools that resonate with you to enhance the energy of your space and deepen your connection to the divine.


Bid the Client to Connect

As your client arrives for their reading, greet them warmly and invite them to take a seat in a comfortable and inviting space. Offer them a moment to relax and center themselves before beginning the session. Encourage them to share any specific questions or intentions they have for the reading, allowing you to tailor your approach accordingly.


Establish a sense of rapport and trust with your client by actively listening to their concerns and demonstrating empathy and understanding. Reassure them that the Tarot is a tool for self-reflection and empowerment, offering guidance and clarity to support them on their journey.


Before diving into the reading, take a few moments to connect energetically with your client. Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and envision a golden thread of light connecting you both, facilitating a profound exchange of energy and insight. Set the intention to serve as a vessel for divine guidance and healing, guiding your client toward greater clarity, understanding, and empowerment.


You’re charged with creating a sacred and supportive space for both yourself and your client. Trust in your intuition, remain open to the messages of the cards, and approach each reading with sincerity, compassion, and reverence.


 

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